You are here

  1. Home
  2. Dr Daniel Haslam

Dr Daniel Haslam

Profile summary

Professional biography

I am currently a Lecturer in the Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise (PuLSE) and a member of The Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL). Find out more about the centre here:

I contribute to a variety of OU modules and this has included chairing large presentations at both Level 2 and 3. I have also delivered post-graduate level modules and am an active PhD supervisor. I deliver student-facing sessions at OU residential schools and as part of module enrichment activites and I support the delivery of CVSL's free online courses for the voluntary sector.

Prior to joining the OU I worked in the voluntary sector for several years in a variety of different roles spanning individual support, project delivery, policy development, and trusteeship. This work included coordinating a Charity Award nominated project.

I continue to maintain a focus on practice by delivering workshops and sessions with a variety of organisations across the voluntary sector. Recently this has included subjects such: as developing leadership, trust and power in collaborations, and ethical leadership tensions.

I also deliver consultancy work with outside partners including local public sector bodies and speak at conferences/events with practitioners across different sectors.

I am a trustee of the Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) - see: - and lead on the organisation's work to support 'new researchers'. In addition, I have organised and chaired the new researcher aspect of the annual Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research (VSVR) conference since 2021.

Research interests

My research focuses on the voluntary sector and how the sector works in collaboration with other organisations, in particular the public sector.

This includes issues related to leadership, which is the main focus of CVSL, and of note in this is a project I am working on with colleagues that focuses on ethics and leadership in the voluntary sector.

I also have an interest in how the sector works more broadly, including its role in representation and other democratic processes both within voluntary sector organisations and society as a whole.

In addition to my main focus on the voluntary sector I also have an interest in how the public sector engages with communities.

I write about some of this work from time to time on the CVSL blog, here.

My original PhD research investigated the role of the voluntary sector in an NHS Multispecialty Community Provider (MCP). You can find out more about this work on the CVSL webpages here and on the OU's Open Research Online (ORO) platform here.



How and with whom do educators learn in an online professional development microcredential (2023-07-14)
Rienties, Bart; Calò, Francesca; Corcoran, Suz; Chandler, Kathy; FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Haslam, Daniel; Harris, Claire A.; Perryman, Leigh-Anne; Sargent, Julia; Suttle, Martin and Wahga, Aqueel
Social Sciences and Humanities Open, 8, Article 100626(1)

Developing voluntary sector leadership through Open Educational Resources: a practice perspective (2022)
Jacklin-Jarvis, Carol; Vangen, Siv; Smolovic Jones, Owain; Haslam, Daniel; Mutwarasibo, Fidèle; Britton, Helen and Logan, Kay
Voluntary Sector Review ((Early Access))

Leadership rebooting: The 19th International Studying Leadership Conference, 15–17 December 2021, brought to you virtually by the Open University (UK) (2021-04-27)
Smolović Jones, Owain; Smolovic-Jones, Sanela; Haslam, Daniel and Barthold, Charles
Leadership, 17(3) (pp. 383-386)